On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 01:37:08PM -0700, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 04:26:36PM -0400, Ben Cotton wrote:
> On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 3:13 PM Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek <
> zbyszek(a)in.waw.pl> wrote:
> > > 1. Why do you want to be a member of FESCo?
> > > 2. How do you currently contribute to Fedora? How does that
> > > contribution benefit the community?
> > > 3. How should we handle cases where Fedora's and Red Hat Enterprise
> > > Linux's needs are at odds?
> > Hmm, that swings the pendulum very far in the other direction. The
> > first two questions are about the candidate, and the last is about
> > a very specific facet of community collaboration. There is no general
> > question about current challenged or Fedora direction. Can we please
> > include something like that too?
> > Do you suggest dropping #1 or 2, or adding a fourth question?
> Speaking for myself as an individual, I'm not convinced the current
> challenges-type questions are entirely useful. In my experience, they
> mostly serve as a way for candidates to express frustration but don't
> result in proactive changes. I see the first question implicitly including
> that question, so what if we made it more explicit:
> 1. Why do you want to be a member of FESCo? How do you expect to help steer
> the direction of Fedora?
> (I don't love the wording, so I'll keep giving it some thought, but
> the general idea)
Suggestion: Drop the set of questions entirely, replace with:
Please write a short essay here describing your background, your past
contributions to the Fedora Project, what you hope to accomplish, why
community members should vote for you and any additional infromation you
feel would be helpfull to community memebers.
Writing it as questions helps to write this because it will also make
shorter sentences. Basically you are telling people to answer questions
like the following, if I understand correctly:
What are your contributions to the Fedora Project?
What do you hope to accomplish?
Why should community members vote for you?
What else is helpful for community members to know about you?